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VaporWave – Acid Jam

This is Richard getting back into his system after being on tour in Europe and taking a break from work… Enjoy!

VaporWave-Acid Jam from Richard Devine on Vimeo.

Late night abstract acid modular jam using the MakeNoise rene, brains, and 4 pressure points. Everything clocked to 1 plan-B mini ELF lfo. Trying to make squelchy acid basslines with the WMD Gamma Wave Source – Dual WaveTable VCO.

Alessandro Cortini – Official Contributor

Alessandro’s SONOIO project has just announced a tour with Ladytron across the US this fall. Details HERE. Aside from that little bit of news, welcome Alessandro to T_A!

Alessandro Cortini’s experience spans from working in the studio and on the road with several notable bands like Nine Inch Nails, Muse, ModWheelMood, Sonoio, Ladytron and many others. He also served on the staff of Musician’s Institute in LA and guest lectures at Berklee School of Music in Boston. He is highly regarded and sought after for his unique approach and experience with synthesizers, specifically his mastery over the arcane Buchla system. Trash_Audio is honored to have him part of the crew.

His contributions to Trash_Audio in the past couple years has been uncredited but now you’ll know where all the cat links originate from.

Alessandro’s Wikipedia
Alessandro’s Twitter


Soundhack PVOC Kit

Tom Erbe’s Pvoc kit was introduced today. I’ve been using Soundhack’s freeware plugins for years and think it might be time to throw down on this kit that includes time pitch & phase: stretching, shifting and smearing. This bundle includes presets made by Richard Devine. Download the demo and grab it for $99.


Stretta’s Gorgeous Case

This is one of the most beautiful cases I’ve ever seen. The design and ergonomics look perfect! Good work Stretta’s brother! Link to the full post documenting its construction below.

Last year, unsatisfied with the ergonomics of my off-the-shelf enclosures, I asked my brother to design and build a custom case for my modular. My work is entirely in the studio, so portability wasn’t a concern, and, I can barely lift a monster case anyway. After many months of painstaking work under very tight tolerances, this is the result.

Stretta’s Full Post

Tonight! Live in Chicago, Celldweller! w/ Polyfuse, Cyanotic, Prep School Tragedy and The Dead Room

Celldweller – a hybrid fusion of aggressive electronic music combined with orchestral and rock influences. Klayton, the multi-instrumentalist artist, producer, songwriter, performer, programmer, and re-mixer, is the mastermind behind it all. Klayton’s music has been heard by millions between in placements in Film/TV, and Video Games.

Tonight Surachai and Alibi Visuals will both be joining me on stage for the craziest POLYFUSE set ever, opening for Celldweller alongside Cyanotic, Prep School Tragedy, and The Dead Room. It’s going to be nuts and we think you should come…

Facebook Event

Soundworks Collection: John Storyk, Tron, Transformers

SoundWorks Collection: Architect and Acoustician John Storyk from Michael Coleman on Vimeo.

Since the artistry of acoustics is a giant mystery to me, I can’t have anything but the utmost appreciation and respect for this man. A great look into beautiful studios, the layouts and how they’re built.

SoundWorks Collection: The Sound of TRON LEGACY from Michael Coleman on Vimeo.

Even though it being overshadowed by the soundtrack, I feel that the sound design was particularly strong, very stylistic and beautifully done. Also, the forensics-grade repairs on the production dialog was a surprise considering how much noise the set was producing.

Soundworks Collection: The Sound of Transformers: Dark of the Moon from Michael Coleman on Vimeo.

Aside from this being one of the worst theatric experiences I’ve ever experienced and questionably one of the worst sound designed movies I’ve heard with a crazy budget – the process seems interesting and creative.

The Gameleste – Custom Instrument Commissioned by Björk

The Gameleste – a custom instrument for Björk from Andy McCreeth on Vimeo.

Björk commissioned several custom instruments for the shows surrounding the release of ‘Biophilia’

Seeing how nearly everyone uses factory and mass produced instruments, it’s refreshing to see custom instruments pushed in a creative direction albeit not too far from the norm. I’m always curious about the process and workspaces in which custom instruments are created, what source they’re drawn from and obviously the output. This video is a great look into all of those elements.

Critter and Guitari Pocket Piano

Vibrato Synth
Harmonic Sweeper
Two-Octave Arpeggiator
Octave Cascade
Mono FM Synth
FM Arpeggiator

Only 175 bucks!

Big City Music

Suzanne Ciani

This has all the ingredients for a porno, both gear and standard. Nothing particularly amazing in the video except for Suzanne’s sultry voice and basic introduction to synthesis. Here’s an example of some of the advertising work she’s done with the Buchla 200 system: Coke